Today I received the recently released Ulises “6” album. I hit mute on my television, left my laptop humming, and listened to the whole 6 tracks, and it was easy to do. This kid’s got that special something. Right off the bat, Ulises has an amazing range; he hits the most beautiful cascading highs, and drops into whispery billowing lows. His radio-ready R&B and Pop-Dance formula is perfect. He has found a place that is refreshing and downright electrifying to hear.
Ulises is a super talent with a wonderful ability to convey a strong but easy-going sense of being, that swallows up every song in his unique, multi-colored wrapper. His songs are catchy and you’ll have a blast singing along…if you manage to stop yourself from dancing wildly! The instrumentals are awesome, and to top it off the lyrics are fun yet serious and meaningful. All together “6” makes an amazing album.
If you miss the days when male singers were really singers and not some pop-image being marketed to 12 year-olds, you will really enjoy Ulises’ “6” album. The last decade of Pop music, has been so uninventive and predictable, particularly in the male vocalist genre.
Ulises’ “6” is a welcome breath of fresh air. Apart from his remarkable range, Ulises’ ability to sing with flamboyant-abandon but still be in control is nothing short of fabulous! The nice melodies, beautiful orchestration and some very creative things that appear in some tracks are very entertaining indeed.
There is nothing mundane, in any of the songs contained in the album. Even the tongue-in-cheek attitude that runs through the songs is absolutely delicious. From the up-tempo dance of “Fleshtones” to the hard-hitting and sensual ballad “Sugar Cane” and then onto the Pop of “Crescendo” or my favorites, “Love Frontier” and “Sodalicious” to the closer “Pink Panther”, Ulises doesn’t leave an emotional stone unturned.
“6” has everything a great pop recording requires. Catchy tunes, good lyrics, delicious hooks, a fantastic vocal, and great musical arrangements. There isn’t one song you’ll skip, or one song you’ll feel indifferent about. Once you hit play, you’ll listen to it from beginning to end with a huge grin on your face. Because you’ll know you’ve found your musical Shangri-la.
With the release of “6”, Ulises has proven to be undoubtedly ingenious and talented enough to produce a cheeky Pop-Dance album, smothered with touches of wild abandon and totally free of inhibiting self-consciousness. Practically a star in the making!